The Prime Minister upon return from visit to India on Monday, 19 Jan 2015, called for an emergency meeting of the Royal Civil Service Commission, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Labour and Human Resources to review the B.Ed graduates issue at hand, to find immediate solutions to it and to explore the job prospects for the BEd graduates in the coming years.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Education and RCSC to immediately undertake a re-assessment of the teacher deployment, and decide how many can be employed on contract.
The Prime Minister also directed the Ministry of Education, GNHC Secretariat and RCSC on recruitment of B.Ed graduates on contract in the central schools.
The Prime Minister noted that the 107 existing Bhutanese teaching in Thailand are happy and satisfied. He directed the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources to immediately get in contact with relevant agencies for enhanced recruitment of Bhutanese in Thailand and abroad.
The Prime Minister informed the meeting that he talked to Australian delegation at the recent Vibrant Gujarat Summit about sending young Bhutanese to Australia which has been received positively. He said that he would work on this on priority basis.
The Prime Minister also informed the meeting that he directed the BOIC to aggressively pursue the plan of action to develop the entrepreneurial skills in young Bhutanese for self-employment and to generate jobs.
The Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources and GNHC for a joint proposal by end of the week outlining strategies to address the issue.